Saturday, May 30, 2009
Picture of the Day : Fircroft College
Quiz Night : Who sailed the Gypsy Moth?
A Which bandleader married both Lana Turner and Ava Gardner?
B In which country is the royal family the House of Bernadotte?
C Who founded Standard Oil in 1870?
Friday, May 29, 2009
I'll Tell You What's Wrong With This World Steward
Picture Of The Day : Brighouse Gut
Thursday, May 28, 2009
You might well ask what it is. Well, a few days ago JGC and I had a lovely day out on our converted (to diesel-electric drive) narrowboat... except for the horrid moment mid-trip the generator didn't speed up after starting like it should. Horrid moment because if it really wouldn't we'd have to turn for home or run out of electricity... not to worry, after a few hairy moments I thought how to make it speed up electro-manually.... BUT... my old VCS had clearly gone AWOL...
VCS being the name for the box of electronics automatically controls the generator speed to normally recharge as fast as possible but with a limit so as not to ruin the batteries... and some other useful effects.
Anyway, time to make a new VCS, hopefully better/more useful than the last (let alone actually working)... and here's a picture of my electronic works, just successfully completed and tested today. Since all this ends up in a shiny metal box hiding what's in this picture it doesn't matter what the bits look like so long as it works... that's my attitude, anyway, as you can see.
This all goes in a shiny metal box except where the green blobs have connectors clip in rather than the test wires you can see going off to the left. The volume control knob (visible mid-left) sticks out the top, as does the white thing top left which flashs red or green (or doesn't) to show what's happening.
JGC was right, I had to photograph this for posterity... nobody'll ever see it again soon. Not even me, I hope.
Picture Of The Day : Stake Bros
The 2009 P&O Book Bag Award Short-List
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A Damsel With A Dulcimer In A Video Once I Saw
Picture Of The Day : Notgeld Not Gold
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Camogli
The Google Gods Have Spoken
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Ein Hundert Mark
Gormless The Sleepy
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Wahre Geschichten
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Blidworth Strike Centre
Ripped Off By A Clip Joint
Buy Two Get Some Drivel Free
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Margaret Hilda Thatcher
The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here Is The Weather Forecast
Picture Of The Day : The Nags Head
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Showing the new posh path at the front of our house development on the right - compare, on the left, the 'services' ditch which once lay open below it.... dug rather a long time ago, now.
Not really photographable, but quite exciting, is that inside the house the 'first fix' wiring is all in place for the ground floor flat, all passed by the inspector. And the kerb at the front is now dropped for car access to parking (which will be to the left of the brickwork.)
Just possibly, we'll be done by the end of July!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Excalibur
Thursday, May 14, 2009
A "New World Cruise" And A "Reasonable Cruise"
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Picture Of The Day : The Dog And Partridge
Listening To ... Music As A Vehicle
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Stoned
Whatever Happened To Baby Florence?
Monday, May 11, 2009
A Clip Around The Ear
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Albert and Kate
Friday, May 08, 2009
Bloody Awards .... Oh! Hang On A Minute
I Liked Right Well
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Picture Of The Day : Arcadia
Hunting Down History
Terrible Tragedy In Halifax
Don't you just get fed up with the state of the modern media, with all the sensational headlines, lurid stories and titillating images...
The Lad is back. He had been skiing in France and got stuck for a time when the ports of Calais and Dover were closed by the snow and cold....
Y ou can spend too long sat inside reading old newspapers and cataloguing old postcards. There comes a time in the affairs of man when he s...